The Local Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (LACADA)advises the county on policy, program needs and priorities in the county for comprehensive treatment and care of alcoholics and drug abusers and affected others and for the education of the citizenry to promote public awareness of alcohol abuse and drug abuse. It also advises the county on the planning, development and establishment of new programs and facilities and review continuing programs. The State requires under the provisions of the Chapter 51 grant that two (2) board members are recovering alcoholics and that two (2) members are recovering drug abusers. MEETINGS: LACADA meets the third Tuesday (bi-monthly). The Board may not meet in July and August.
Total Number of Members Allowed: 12
Number of Vacancies: 2
No less than 10 members; No more than 15 appointed members; 3-year term expires November 1
Freeholder Member: Freeholder Amy L. Gatto
Staff Person: Bob Widitz
Chairperson: Gary D. Callender
Most advisory boards are open to Atlantic County residents. If you are interested in volunteering to serve on this or any other Board or Commission you may apply online or by mail. Follow this link to apply or download an application, Advisory Board or Commission Application